Howard College and Angelo State University are partnering on a plan which might provide a boost in enrollment to both campuses.
The plan was approved by Howard trustees Wednesday afternoon.
The proposal calls for students who were denied admission to ASU to be allowed to enroll in Howard College classes and, as long as they remain committed to reapplying to the larger university, can still take advantage of student support services at both institutions, including degree plan coordination.
In effect, the idea would provide an immediate boost to HC enrollment while providing a steady pipeline of students to Angelo State. More importantly, it would give students who have initially missed out on college an important second attempt at the brass ring.
“It's a partnership that's a win-win for everyone involved, first and foremost, the student,” said Dr. Amy Burchett, vice president for academic and student affairs at Howard.
Burchett and Dr. Javier Flores, the former Big Spring campus provost for Howard who is now dean of student services at ASU, were heavily involved in hammering out details of the plan, which now awaits approval by Angelo trustees before it can be implemented.